I've still never managed to find a report writer as easy to use as, dare I say it, the MS Access one, I struggled with Crystal for a bit, but...I often had issues with the DLL's when it came to install, now its part of SAP blah blah.
Apart from using OpenOffice Excel, which is tempting, but I'd still be making reports from code which is tedious, what is the cheapskate's best route for wysiwyg?
(I'm looking for sorting/grouping/sections/ etc.)
(e.g. Not DevExpress @ 2K+USD)